Tata Motors unveiled the Nexon facelift last week for the Indian market, and now, the carmaker has officially released a teaser video for the upcoming Nexon.ev facelift ahead of its India launch on September 14. The electric version is slated to make its global debut on September 7. With its sight set firmly on the Mahindra XUV400 and other similar models, the facelifted version of the Nexon EV will adopt the company's brand-new '.ev' branding. According to the Indian manufacturer, TATA.ev is the company's new brand identity for its lineup of electric vehicles in India, underscoring its commitment to accelerate the adoption of clean energy mobility solutions. In only 5 years, the Indian automaker sold more than 1 lakh electric vehicles. Tata Motors said that it sold 10,000 units over the course of 44 months, 40,000 EVs over the course of 15 months, and the remaining 50,000 units during the course of the past 9 months. Tata attributed its sales growth to the Tiago EV, the Tigor EV, and the Nexon EV.
Tata Nexon EV Facelift: What Does a Teaser Video Reveal?
Similar to the Curvv concept vehicle, the new Nexon.ev will receive a full-width LED light bar at the front and V-shaped LED taillights with a sleek LED strip at the rear. Other design updates could include sleek black fog lamp housings, a black panel at the centre, and a new design for alloy wheels. Furthermore, the electric derivative will come with a dual-tone exterior colour, while the upper portion of the car's nose will get a single-tone body-coloured finish.
Tata Nexon EV Facelift: Interior
The interior of the Nexon EV facelift is likely to include an updated dashboard, a new two-spoke steering wheel, an enormous 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a fully digital instrument cluster, touch-based HVAC controls, an electric sunroof, and thinner AC vents.
Tata Nexon EV Facelift: Powertrain
Mechanically, the facelifted model will continue to be offered with two battery sizes - a 30.2kWh for the Nexon.ev MR (Medium Range) and a 40.5kWh for the Nexon.ev LR (Long Range). The former produces 127bhp and 245Nm of peak torque, while the latter generates 141bhp of power and 250Nm. According to some industry sources, the new Nexon.ev facelift will have new suffixes, and they will be called Medium Range and Long Range, as opposed to the currently sold Prime and Max variants. A similar naming strategy is followed by the Tata Tiago EV. Upon launch, the MR and the LR will yield a driving range of 312km (ARAI) and 453km (MIDC) on a single charge, respectively.
Tata Nexon EV Facelift: Price, Rivals
The new Nexon.ev facelift is expected to cost more than the previous version due to various improvements. In terms of market rivalry, the Nexon EV facelift will continue to compete with the Mahindra XUV400, the MG ZS EV, and other similar models.
Moreover, the Indian automaker also has plans to introduce 3 other electric SUVs by the start of 2024. These include the Punch EV, the Harrier EV, and the Curvv EV. The company claims that during the following quarters, the Tata Motors PV division will get these new electric cars. These three will be introduced in the first quarter of the next fiscal year, while the refreshed Nexon EV will be launched on September 14, 2023.